GORE® ENFORM Biomaterial
GORE® ENFORM Biomaterial is a soft, conformable, tailorable, tissue reinforcement device designed to achieve abdominal wall repair by contributing to highly vascularized quality tissue and improved wound healing via an acellular matrix that augments tissue infiltration, integration and regeneration.
The product is completely absorbed, leaving no material behind in the body.
Infiltration to enable vascularization: Optimal pore size1,2 facilitates rapid cell infiltration and vascularization
Integration to support healthy tissue formation: Vascularized tissue throughout the matrix delivers cells and nutrients to the site for rapid tissue ingrowth
Regeneration to leave only healthy tissue: Uniform, mature collagen replaces the bioabsorbable matrix
Unique, soft and pliable performance: Conformability designed for ideal handling and patient comfort
The GORE® ENFORM Biomaterial is used to reinforce soft tissue during the phases of wound healing by filling soft-tissue deficits. Typical procedures include:
- Abdominal wall reconstruction
- Hernia repair
- Muscle flap (i.e. TRAM, DIEP) procedures
The GORE® ENFORM Preperitoneal Biomaterial is designed with a textured porous fibrous web surface on both sides.
The GORE® ENFORM Intraperitoneal Biomaterial is a dual-sided device where one side is textured and the other is a smooth, shiny surface.
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